Organizations

This page links to the websites of some key Irish organizations in Canada. If you would like to promote your group, please send us and email with your details.

Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Irish Department of Foreign Affairs website provides useful information for those who have recently arrived or are planning their move to Canada.
St. Patrick's Society of Montreal The St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal was founded in 1834 and aims 'to unite the members of the Irish Canadian community and to promote the charitable, educational, and cultural interests of the community'.
Montreal Shamrocks GAA The Montreal Shamrocks Gaelic Athletic Association promotes Gaelic Football and Hurling in Montreal.
Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce The Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce reflects an Irish dimension of the Canadian business community'.
United Irish Society of Montreal United Irish Societies of Montreal has been responsible for organizing the Montreal St. Patrick's Day Parade since 1928.

 

Nationwide Organizations

Comhaltas Winnipeg is the largest CCE chapter in Western Canada with about 50 memberships (including families). Each fall, Comhaltas Winnipeg brings in some of the best Irish traditional musicians to perform and teach at our annual Winnipeg Irish Festival. Local musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and artisans are also an integral part of this popular Winnipeg Festival. There are also weekly and monthly sessions, concerts, workshops, set dancing, step dancing and other activities. Irish Association of Manitoba (IAM) is a separate organisation but also promotes Irish arts and culture. The IAM has a clubhouse on Erin Street and hosts a number of arts groups, including the Tara Players theatre group, the Irish Myst choir, the Erin Street Pipe Band and others.

The ISSC Vancouver The ISSC Vancouver is a blend of Irish immigrants, second generation Irish descendants, Canadians and other nationalities. The club runs a number of successful teams including the Vancouver Harps Men’s and Ladies Gaelic Football Teams and the JP Ryan’s Hurling and Camogie teams. The ISSC continues to promote and support Irish cultural and sporting events in Greater Vancouver, and are always welcoming new members.
The Irish Association of Toronto/ An Cumann Eireannach Toronto The Irish Association of Toronto/ An Cumann Eireannach Torontosupports the Irish community in and around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) by offering links to businesses and services that serve the Irish community in Toronto, and arranging social activities for fun and networking.
The Irish Club of Regina The Irish Club of Regina is located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. They currently run an active Irish Dance group for adults, regular Set Dancing courses, and many other events - including the Irish Pavilion at "Mosaic" (Regina's annual Multicultural Festival).
The Irish Society The Irish Society of the National Capital Region has been active in the greater Ottawa-Gatineau area in various forms since 1957. In 1995, The Society was re-organized and officially incorporated in the Province of Ontario as The Irish Society of the National Capital Region. The Society’s main objectives are the promotion of Irish / Irish-Canadian culture and heritage, and the strengthening and support of the Irish / Irish-Canadian community in the Ottawa region.
The country-wide Irish Canadian Immigration Centre The country-wide Irish Canadian Immigration Centre assists newly arrived Irish immigrants to Canada by offering outreach and information on areas such as employment, accommodation, social services and immigration.
Based in Toronto, the ICIC was founded through a grant from the Government of Ireland (Department of Foreign Affairs, Irish Abroad Program), as well as support from The Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce, The Ireland Fund of Canada, the Canadian Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association, and The Irish Benevolent Society of Toronto.